Deepening our understanding of issues confronting contemporary society

The Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research (GCSCR) is dedicated to increasing our understanding of current challenges facing the modern world. Through the application of innovative humanities and social science research, incorporating the knowledge of academics from a broad range of interrelated disciplines, we are at the cutting edge of humanities and social science discourse. Our Centre's research is focused on the following contemporary themes: History, Media and Change; Mobilities, Communities and In/securities; Heritage and Wellbeing; Language, Culture and Belonging.

Research Themes

History media and change

History, media and change

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Mobilities, communities and In/securities

Mobilities, communities and in/securities

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Language, culture and belonging

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Heritage and well-being

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Recent Highlights

Professor Stan Grant was a panel guest at the ABC's The Drum special episode after the Australian federal elections

Senior archaeologist Professor Paul Tacon and senior sociologist Professor Sarah Baker, who head the Centre's 'Heritage & Wellbeing' research theme, have published this critical review of the heritage and wellbeing literature in the journal, Heritage. This important work in this emerging field comes from a Symposium coordinated by Tacon and Baker, 'New Directions in Heritage and Wellbeing'

Dr Adele Pavlidis and Professor Andy Bennett: Journal of Youth Studies: Young people and alcohol abstention: youth cultural practices and being a non-drinker in Finland and Australia. Read the article in Griffith News

Welcome our new Professor of Global Affairs – STAN GRANT

Upcoming events

Adele's workshop

Embodied methodologies for researching wellbeing

Embodied methodologies for researching wellbeing workshop will be presented by special hosts, Professor Simone Fullagar (Griffith University), Dr Julia Coffey (University of Newcastle), Professor Anna Hickey-Moody (RMIT), Dr Adele Pavlidis (Griffith University) on Tuesday 13 August 2019.

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Write Like the Wind

Regular Writing Group — Write Like the Wind

This regular Friday writing session is dedicated to helping anyone who is keen to get some quality writing done without any interruption.

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